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Updated: August 7, 2010 13:35 IST

In Passing: Coming of age

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Karan Johar Photo: Vivek Bendre
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Karan Johar Photo: Vivek Bendre

Karan Johar has again proved that he is a force to reckon with in the world of current Indian cinema. With his finger on the fast-changing aspirations and sensibilities of the younger generation, Johar has adroitly moved away from the over-the-top ostentatious formula that his earlier films followed. With his latest release Johar has not only tapped in on younger talent to portray a realistic story but has also managed to make a hit. “We have been able to make some path breaking films like ‘Dostana’, ‘Wake Up Sid’ and now ‘I Hate Luv Storys’. We are finally coming of age, out of the closet and going global,” said Johar. He is willing to make more than two films a year but “I am not willing to compromise on quality.” He attributed his recent success to the fact that he was able to rope in fresh blood not only for acting but also script. “My company Dharam will not be another factory; it will always be a company,” said Johar. Meanwhile he is keen to continue making films that strike a chord with global audiences, “I want to ensure that happens,” said he.

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